Second teen dies following horror Friday night crash in rural NSW

A second teenager has died following a horrific crash at Munghorn, near Mudgee, on Friday.

Police said an unlicensed 16-year-old boy was driving a Ford Festiva along Wollar Road just before midnight on Friday when he lost control around a sweeping bend.

PHOTO: Screenshot from 7 News

PHOTO: Screenshot from 7 News


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Police said it appeared the inexperienced teenage driver had swerved to avoid hitting a wombat.

The vehicle careered into an embankment and flipped onto its roof.

A 14-year-old male passenger died at the scene.

The driver, a 16-year-old male, was ejected from the vehicle.

PHOTO: Screenshot from 7 News

PHOTO: Screenshot from 7 News

He suffered life-threatening head injuries and was airlifted to Westmead Hospital in a critical condition.

Sadly, police confirmed he died at around 11am this morning.

Police from the Metropolitan Crash Investigation Unit are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident.

A report will be prepared for the Coroner.